The Civil Works Research and Development program aligns with USACE business areas of Navigation, Flood and Coastal Risk Management and Environmental, supporting USACE ability to perform its Civil Works missions. Based on problems and requirements identified within the Civil Works program, R&D is conducted to develop the technology and tools required to support all mission areas. The R&D process starts with statements of need (SoNs) prepared by Corps field offices. For additional information on the CW Research and Development Program or to submit a research Statement of Need, follow links below.
The seven laboratories that make up ERDC conduct research and development in support of the Soldier, military installations, and the Corps of Engineers' civil works mission, as well as for other federal agencies, state and municipal authorities, and with U.S. industries through innovative work agreements.